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As a member of the US visiting forces, you are entitled to use family accommodation open to the British military. They are good value for money (especially in London where accommodation is very expensive), but may be quite basic.
This document lists a number of different establishments in different parts of the country. The prices listed may have changed since this document was produced, so please check with the individual establishments for the most up to date information.
CHEAP MILITARY ACCOMMODATION IN THE UK!
The Union Jack Club
Sandell Street, Waterloo
Tel: 02079 284 814 Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.ujclub.co.uk .
Nearest tube station - Waterloo
This hotel is located very close to the River Thames, near waterloo Bridge. It is within walking distance of the Eurostar Rail Terminal (to Europe), Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Festival Hall and museums and tourist sights. Please be aware that I have had some comments that this hotel can be noisy, especially as it is so close to the train station.
There are 152 en-suite bedrooms, all equipped with TV and telephone. As a member of US visiting forces, you are entitled to Temporary Honorary membership. Please speak directly to the hotel about this membership, and always present your USAF ID when checking in.
There are various room options available - please see the web site for further details:
Single rooms (with private bathroom) from £48
Double rooms (with private bathroom) from £87
Family rooms (sleeps 2 adults, 2 children under 12 in bunk beds) from £109
Apartment A (minimum two nights stay) from £136
Apartment B (minimum two nights stay) from £155
Children under 3 are free sharing their parent's room. All prices include VAT and one night's rate is required to secure a room.
The Victory Services Club
63 / 79 Seymour Street, London (near Marble Arch & Oxford Street)
Tel: 02077 234 474
www.vsc.co.uk Nearest tube station - Marble Arch
This is one of the oldest armed services clubs in the world (established 1907), and is a great location for shopping, theatre and other London attractions. Make sure you ask for a room with a TV if you want one. There is a restaurant within the building serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, but every type of food is available within walking distance.
Single room with en-suite £46.50
Twin / double room with en-suite £91.00
Family en-suite room £104.00
Single room with shared bathroom £41.50
Twin / double with shared bathroom £80.00
You will need to secure your reservation by credit card when booking, and you can also make the reservation on-line via their web site.
Royal Sailors Rest, 31 East Montrose Street, Helensburgh, Braeholm, G84 7HR
Tel: 01436 671 880 www.rsr.org.uk
This is a Christian based Royal Navy hotel (near Glasgow) for active duty and retired military, overlooking the River Clyde and close to Loch Lomond. The hotel is no smoking and alcohol free.
There are single, double and family rooms available. All rooms are en-suite and have TV and tea & coffee making facilities. There is a gym and fitness room (extra charge for use), snooker / games room, sauna, hair dresser, restaurant ands coffee shop.
Single room £30
Double room £45
Family room £65 (children up to about age 14)
All room rates are inclusive of a full English breakfast.
HMS Naval Base, Clyde (near Glasgow)
31a Smugglers Way, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8JA
Tel: 01436 671 133 Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri - 8 a.m. to noon & 12:45 - 5 p.m. Wed 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The accommodation consists of three-bedroom self-catering houses, which are available to active duty US military if there is space available. Please note that DoD civilians are not authorized. The three-bedroom houses sleep a maximum of five people, and have TV's, duvets and cots / high chairs all provided. Only one family is allowed per house, with a maximum of five people, including children. Fold up beds and sleeping bags on the floor are not allowed, and there are no pets allowed. Electricity and gas are charged separately to the hire rate.
Friday to Friday £135.00
Friday to Monday £70.00
Additional days £24.00 per day
Cairngorn Mountains, near Aviemore
Tel: 01479 861 288 www.rothiemurchus.co.uk
This is an all year round holiday centre and adventure training centre for those wanting to ski, sail, mountain bike, mountaineer, fish, canoe, windsurf and more! The centre is for the exclusive use of British military (active duty, reserved and civil servants) and US visiting forces and DoD civilians on a space available basis. The ski-ing season is often very busy! The self-catering accommodation consists of 4 berth centrally heated cabins, with fully fitted kitchens and washing machines and dryers. Duvet, bed linen and one towel per person is available at £3.00 for a package. You will need to bring your own toilet rolls, dishcloths, rubbish bags, cleaning materials and additional towels.
£12 per person per night
£6 for children under 16
Under 3's free.
You can also enjoy daily membership of the Dalfaber Golf & Country Club in Aviemore, which offers squash & badminton, swimming, snooker and golf (at an additional cost).
Plymouth is in the county of Devon, in the south west of England.
45 Hunters Close, Crown Hill, Plymouth, Devon
Tel: 01752 706 965
Three bedroom self-catering houses are available in Plymouth, including a lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, washer/dryer and TV. Full rent is payable 14 days before occupancy, and the minimum stay is 3 days. Gas, electricity and bedding is included in the cost, but bring your own towels and food.
£30 per day.
Royal Fleet Club
9-12 Morice Square (near Davenport), Plymouth, Devon
Tel: 01752 562 723
En-suite rooms available, and full English breakfast included. Bar and restaurant facilities available.
Single room with en-suite facilities £30
Double room with en-suite facilities £60
Portsmouth is in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England.
25 Frobisher Close, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8EH
Tel: 02392 528 235
Flats (apartments) and houses available.
Flats have two bedrooms (sleeps 4) with kitchen/diner and bathroom.
£22.00 per night.
Houses have three bedrooms (sleeps 5) with kitchen/diner, bathroom and downstairs toilet.
£25.00 per night.
There is a £25.00 deposit required for both flats and houses, payable in advance.
Duvet and linens provided but bring your own towels and toilet rolls! All gas & electricity included in the price.